Patient Support Forum Planned for Dallas
|Come out for a day of networking with other families affected by ichthyosis. This one-day meeting includes a medical discussion, research update, and product sharing. Meet other families in your area and learn how to build a stronger network in the ichthyosis community.|| |
Saturday, June 8, 2013
$50 per person (13 years and older)
Register online by clicking this link.
Light breakfast and lunch included
The Doctors at the Meeting...
Dr. Moise L. Levy Moise L. Levy, M.D. is trained in pediatrics and dermatology. He is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology, and pediatric dermatology. Dr. Levy has many years of experience in patient care, teaching, and clinical research. Prior to moving to Austin, he worked at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital full time from 1986-2008 where he was chief of pediatric dermatology. Currently, he is appointed Chief, Pediatric Dermatology and Physician-in-Chief at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He is also Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine, and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the UT-Southwestern Medical School. In addition, he is Section Editor of Pediatric Dermatology for Up To Date and serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types. Dr. Levy has received teaching awards from medical students and residents at Baylor and in Austin. Having been in the academic practice of Pediatric Dermatology since 1986, he has extensive clinical experience with dermatologic diseases, both congenital and acquired. His special interests include general pediatric skin diseases, inherited skin disorders, vascular birthmarks, and clinical research. He has been a strong advocate for patients and the importance of anticipatory guidance as it relates to children’s health care.
Dr. Nnenna G. Agim Nnenna G. Agim, M.D. is trained in dermatology and pediatric dermatology and is board certified in both disciplines. Dr. Agim is involved in patient care, teaching, and some clinical research full time at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her practice is at Children's Medical Center, Dallas, where she also serves as Division Director for Pediatric Dermatology. She received her dermatology training at UT Southwestern and completed a pediatric dermatology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital. In addition, she is a Guest/Volunteer Reviewer for the Pediatric Dermatology and Contact Dermatitis journals. Upon return to Dallas, Dr. Agim received a dermatology resident teaching award and actively participates in training the next generation of medical students, pediatricians and dermatologists. She has a passion for many aspects of Pediatric Dermatology including genodermatoses including ichthyoses, vascular anomalies/birthmarks and atopic dermatitis, with a focus on empowering families by education. Her other full time job is serving as a mom of two active boys under the age of 6.
Dr. Meena R. Julapalli Meena R. Julapalli, M.D. is a board-certified pediatric dermatologist practicing at ‘Specially For Children in Austin, Texas. Dr. Julapalli completed her medical school, pediatrics, and dermatology training at Baylor College of Medicine and her pediatric dermatology fellowship at University of Colorado Denver. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT-Southwestern Medical School. Her special interests include medical student and resident education, dermatologic surgery, genetic skin disease, and international and community outreach. For many years, she has served on the medical teams of several camps around the U.S. for children with severe skin disease and is actively involved in international medical mission work.
Read What Our Members Have Said About Past Meetings!
"The meeting gave me the opportunity to meet other families!" ~ Amy S.
"I thought I was the only one who had skin like this - thank you FIRST for having this meeting!" ~ Joe. B.
Why attend a Patient Support Forum?
This is an opportunity for individuals and families to hear about the current ichthyosis research and treatments from a leading physician, and to meet other families affected with ichthyosis. The team of medical professionals will discuss all aspects of ichthyosis with a question and answer opportunity. The meeting includes medical discussions, product sharing, networking, and much more.
Galderma, one of the world's leading companies in dermatology research, will be present to survey lamellar families about a current market research study.
Registration Fee includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Childcare will be offered, at no charge, to all children 12 and younger.
A limited number of sleeping rooms have been reserved for $110 per night. To reserve a guest room, call Marriott Reservations at 1.800.468.3571 on or before Tuesday, June 4, 2013, which is the guaranteed room rate date, to make your sleeping room reservations. Please identify yourself as part of the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST) group staying at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, located at 2222 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.